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Stories for September 15, 2006

Reporters discuss immigration, airport search, and Jamul casino

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What will be the impact of immigration reform on the San Diego region? We talk with local reporters about the future of San Diego if immigration laws are changed. Plus, an update on the quest for a new airport at Miramar and a discussion of the booming casino industry in San Diego.

Thousands expected for Coastal Cleanup Day

Sept. 15
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

More than 50,000 people are expected to swarm over California’s beaches Saturday. But instead of a relaxing day in the sun, the volunteers will scour the shorelines for trash. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Isackson recaps immigration forum

Sept. 15
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In the absence of a comprehensive immigration reform package, the House of Representatives passed a border security bill on September 14 that calls for more than 800 miles of fencing, more lights, more cameras and more motions sensors to gain control of the border. Critics call the bill nothing but election time politicking by Republicans who want to look tough on immigration before November. On September 14, a panel of immigration experts, convened by Envision San Diego, discussed get-tough provisions and other potential immigration solutions.

Three local schools recognized for progress

Sept. 15
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new Wall Street report finds three San Diego schools are making progress closing the achievement gap between rich and poor students as well as minority and white children. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Immigration Reform; Hillcrest Development; Airport Authority

Sept. 15
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How did 9/11 impact the nation's immigration debate? This week on the Editors Roundtable, local editors discuss how the threat of terrorism has changed how people think about illegal immigration. Also, a controversial high rise project is approved for Hillcrest. Plus, a discussion on whether or not the Airport Authority is needed in San Diego.

Busby challenges Bilbray to debate

Sept. 15
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Democratic candidate Francine Busby has challenged San Diego Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray to appear at six public forums with her. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.